1

I tried to Google that up but got no hits. “that's him alright” - what does it mean? Is it pure slang or there is a dictionary entry explaning that?

2
  • 2
    "Alright", in this context, is a sort of exclamation meaning "for certain".
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 7, 2019 at 19:23
  • 1
    Just FYI, you can also upvote an answer that you've accepted.
    – KannE
    Dec 7, 2019 at 20:39

1 Answer 1

2

Alright (or all right) in your sentence is used just to add emphasis:

Adverb

2 used to emphasize how certain one is about something.

  • "‘Are you sure it's him?’ ‘It's him all right.’"

Usage

There is no logical reason for insisting that all right should be written as two words rather than as alright, when other single-word forms such as altogether have long been accepted. Nevertheless, alright is still regarded as being unacceptable in formal writing

(Lexico.com)

2
  • 1
    @Em. The usage is also in the link, not another reference.
    – KannE
    Dec 8, 2019 at 21:38
  • @KannE Perfect! Thanks.
    – Em.
    Dec 8, 2019 at 21:43

You must log in to answer this question.